Tax Return Help Offered to South Jersey Residents Through VITA Program

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NEW JERSEY - Help with filing tax returns is being offered for South Jersey residents thanks to the combined efforts of two organizations.

The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and the Campaign for Working Families have opened nearly 40 tax preparation sites all across South Jersey to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). The program helps families or individuals find tax credits that they may be eligible for but are unaware that they can take advantage of.

Families earning $54,000 or less per year, or individuals making $20,000 or less per year, may be eligible to receive free tax assistance through VITA.

“At United Way, we’re working to empower more working adults to earn and save more with access to the resources, asset building opportunities, and education they need to thrive,” Jim Cawley, president and CEO of UWGPSNJ said. “Through programs like VITA, we help put additional dollars back into the pockets of our families living paycheck-to- paycheck, so they are able to pay down debt, save for a home, or continue their education. Thanks to our Impact Partners like the Campaign for Working Families, we’re changing lives and strengthening communities – one child, one adult, and one family at a time.”

Last year, VITA volunteers filed nearly 29,000 tax returns across South Jersey and returned more than $41 million to local communities.

For a complete list of VITA tax sites or to check for program eligibility, visit UnitedForImpact.org/VITA or CWFPHILLY.ORG

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